IHS Markit’s APAC Corporate M&A and Governance Advisory team is seeking a highly consultative corporate governance expert to join its dynamic team in Hong Kong. The candidate will be responsible to lead the governance advisory team across Asia to focus on growing our network and business especially in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea and Japan.
IHS Markit’s M&A and Governance Advisory team advises corporate issuers, predominantly their management, supervisory board, investor relations and corporate secretary teams, on public takeovers, general meetings as well as sensitive governance-related topics as board composition, remuneration votes, auditors or activist attacks.
The team advises issuers on corporate governance risks and supports companies with their governance engagement to different stakeholder groups, such as institutional investors, sell side, investment banks, proxy voting, legal and communication advisors. The team regularly serves as an information agent and connects intelligence of company and its financial, legal and communication advisors with proprietary information uncovered directly from institutional investors, to strategically consult on a public takeover, restructuring, proxy solicitation, activist defence or important shareholder vote. Examples of specific projects would be the preparation of an issuer in relation to their general meeting, where investors have to vote on critical agenda items such as board elections or the strategic consulting of a company in the case of an activist attack, where the team has to convince other investors and stakeholders of the rationale of our client. Or the general preparation of governance roadshows, investor engagement or preparation of ESG related meeting material of our client before the communication to international shareholders.
We are looking for an experienced manager and governance expert to join a prominent market leader with a tremendous growth story, dedicated to helping businesses globally make the right decisions specifically around governance and capital markets engagement, based in our Hong Kong office.
You are applying for a dynamic career path within a passionate and fast paced environment that both gives responsibility and freedom to be entrepreneurial and build our Corporate Governance and ESG team in the region. The candidate will be asked to step in to lead and build the APAC governance advisory business (currently seven team members) and cooperate closely with the local advisory teams to advise Asian issuers on their corporate governance and ESG risks and support them in retainer and ad hoc campaigns. The leadership role will require the candidate to manage the APAC business strategically and operationally. The candidate will be exposed to corporate governance products, data and services, including cross-asset class ownership data, institutional voting data, investor profiles, securities lending and shorting data as well combined services as information agent solutions as well as proxy and tender in Asia.
The candidate collaborates with the global product groups and reports directly to the Global Head of Corporate Governance and M&A Advisory. This position is client-facing and requires heavy interaction with corporations, focused on board, investor relations and management level personas at both prospects and clients. Exposure to investment banks, legal advisors and third parties is expected as well.
What you’ll work on:
What we look for:
A highly motivated and personable individual who is dynamic, articulate, well-rounded, critical thinker with the resourcefulness and qualitative skills that will allow them to execute effectively on all internal and external tasks.
Highly competitive compensation and benefits package, depending on experience of the candidate.
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